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What is Bowen?

Bowen is an Australian bodywork technique developed by the late Tom Bowen. During a session your practitioner will carry out a series of cross fibre moves over specified fascial planes designed to assist in your treatment.

The technique is both gentle and yet profound. It can be repeated several times during a session, does not require the use of oil and can be performed through clothing.

The session will be interrupted by waiting
periods to allow the body to rehydrate. If you feel the urge to sleep you are encouraged to do so to assist in the healing process.

On completion of one session you may feel very little has been achieved.

It is recommended you allow at least two
treatments for you to consider its benefits.


How does Bowen Work?

Through a series of cross fibre moves your practitioner is releasing glued fascia to allow the tissue to become pliable through hydration.

The body is then able to supply nutrients and remove wastes with less restriction on muscles, tendons and ligaments. The vascular, lymphatic and nervous systems will then be able to function more effectively.

Bowen restores balance to the internal

environment which assists the body to regain homeostasis.


Post Treatment

Receiving a Bowen treatment is mostly a

relaxing encounter although some clients may experience a reaction. This can vary from a sudden increase in energy levels, sleepiness or a ‘burning’ sensation. Although some clients have even reported feeling ‘as if they have been run

over by a truck’.

A few simple precautions to observe for 24 hours to help you gain the most from your treatment.

  • Avoid hot baths and showers

  • Avoid lifting heavy objects

  • Avoid strenuous exercise programs

  • Drinking water before and after your treatment will reduce the intensity of any reaction.

  • A light program of walking or swimming is beneficial.


Bowen Therapy may assist in the treatment of:

  • Sports Injury

  • Migraines

  • Back Pain

  • Breast Pain

  • Neck Restrictions

  • RSI

  • Bunions

  • Sciatica Pain

  • Colic in Infants

  • Sinus Congestion

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Arthritic Symptoms

  • Hay Fever

  • Sprains/ Strains

  • Headaches

  • Stress/ Tension

  • Joint Injury

  • Tendonitis

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Menstrual Irregularities and Pain

  • Respiratory Symptoms

  • Digestive Disorders

  • Jaw Problems

Frequency of Treatment

Bowen Therapy generally requires two to three sessions spaced up to a week apart. For acute conditions treatment may be required every few days. Chronic conditions require more treatments. These begin weekly and are spaced
further apart as progress is achieved. For
general health maintenance monthly sessions are ideal, but can be more frequent if desired.

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